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Villainy - Album Review: Dead Sight

16 Sep 2015 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Auckland rock monsters Villainy are back with a follow up to 2012ís debut, Mode. Set. Clear.Dead Sight, released on the 18th September is an assault of heaviness, pushing the limits of rock with no regrets. The album takes a darker tone that its predecessor and spirals into depths of absurd loudness and honesty. Villainy have done everything right here and still continue to marry the heaviness with a perfect amount of melody on tracks like, Nothing Ever Changes and Give Up The Ghost.

Vocalist/guitarist, Neill Fraser brings back his signature voice pushing everything he has and really showing his diverse range on many tracks, especially No Future and Ginzu Knifing, the former, a dizzying height of in your face ferocity that almost leaves me in shock.

As I recover through the barrage of solid riffs and irresistible hooks working my way through current single, Safe Passage, still a favourite track of mine, Iím repeatedly reminded of how tight this album is throughout. Its finesse shows great thinking in sound ability and itís a must have album for every rock fan.

Villainy continue to wow audiences with their presence and impressive history supporting a large number of national and international bands like Seether, Incubus and Devilskin. Be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour supporting Devilskin, kicking off this Friday at Altitude in Hamilton.

About Villainy

vill∑uh∑nee /ˈvilənÁ/
Noun: 1. The actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness.
2. Maniacal rock band from Auckland, New Zealand.

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Dead Sight
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Mode. Set. Clear.
Year: 2012
Type: Album

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